Letters to the Editor

September 20, 2019

To the Editor: Election Day is less than sixty days away, and Hillsborough’s voters have a choice between Mayor Frank DelCore and his opponent, Jeffrey Wright. The choice, in my opinion is easy and I ask my fellow residents to support Frank DelCore on Tuesday, Nov. 5. I was born, raised, and ...

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To the Editor: I have been a resident of Hillsborough since 1999, and have seen many great changes facilitated by our township committee.  One of the impressive things about our community, and the reason that I am proud to call myself a resident of Hillsborough is that our town's leadership, ...

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Dear Neighbors, I met Mark LoGrippo when he first ran for 3rd Ward Councilman. He appeared at my doorstep and asked me if I would help walk the neighborhood and introduce him to my neighbors. I said "yes," and a new friendship was born. I supported him then, and I continue to support him now.

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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Dear Editor, This year Mayor Anesh has endorsed two great candidates to add to our team, Melanie Mott and Pete Smith.   From getting to know our candidates, I can tell you they are impressive in both character and work ethic.   Melanie and Pete are full of innovative ideas and are willing to ...

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To the editor and the residents of Raritan Township, As your elected officials, we want to assure you that we do not support, agree with, or in any way condone the statements made by Committeeman Lou Reiner regarding Muslims and the Islamic faith. We found his remarks to be reprehensible, ...

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John FX Keane for New Providence Council: The Leadership We Need Now! It is with pleasure that I endorse democratic candidate, John FX Keane for New Providence Borough Council. John has 35 years of volunteer experience in New Providence. Through the years, John has served as a Boy Scout leader ...

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To the Editor: And to the voters of Chatham Township: The repugnant spectacle that unfolded during the September 12th Township Committee meeting, and has been the subject of recent letters in this forum, tells you pretty much all you need to know about the rapidly approaching Committee ...

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Dear Editor:   As a member of the Scotch Plains Affordable Housing Committee who is fighting against the current process of the court-mandated affordable housing projects, I want to clear up the recent misinformation I’ve seen about the process.    Under the leadership of Mayor Al ...

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To the editor, It’s most unfortunate that Lou Reiner’s comments as reported by TAPinto are nothing more than religious bigotry and ignorance wrapped in false patriotism. The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen has been fueled by external western military support to Saudi Arabia which has ...

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Dear Editor: I love our town. It’s dripping with charm, rich in history and screams America. One visit downtown will have you wanting to wave miniature American flags in both hands while singing “My Country Tis of Thee.” Having grown up in South Florida, where American history is limited to ...

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To the editor, When are the residents of Hunterdon County and Raritan Township going to wake up and smell the coffee? We need change. We drastically need change. In August one of your elected Freeholders was arrested and charged “Driving while intoxicated." The Freeholder said he will plead ...

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       The Yorktown Grange Fair Board of Directors would like to thank the community for making our 95th annual fair the most successful in recent years.        Thank you to our major sponsors; Spirelli Electric Inc., St. Christopher’s Inc., Rainbow Amusements, Hudson Haven Realty, Teamsters ...

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New Providence is a proud, strong, welcoming, caring and compassionate town.  It is a community comprised of individuals who eagerly give of themselves in order to make a positive contribution.  Participation in one of our many community organizations, boards, committees, schools, athletic teams or ...

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Dear Morris School District Community, My recent conversations with our administrators and teachers have centered around key questions we continue to explore:  How can we instill confidence in each child so they feel they can accomplish anything?  Are our students gathering strength from us?  ...

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Dear Congresswoman Sherrill, I live in the 11th Congressional District. After donations exceeded $14,000,000 to your campaign to guarantee you obtain a job that pays $145,000.00 a year, I have a few questions for you. To me, this seemed like a deliberate effort of the campaign to splatter mud ...

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To the Editor: I would like to thank Mr. Miller for bringing attention to this very important meeting and subject matter. For residents who would like to see specifically what Mr. Miller is referring to, you can go on-line ...

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Dear Editor,   The positive things I see going on in South Plainfield make me feel good about our local government.  Regardless of how bad things are going on the federal level, I know that in South Plainfield things are on the right track.   Credit for this goes to Mayor Matt Anesh and ...

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Hello! I have a huge favor to ask of you !! It's that time of year... Preparations are underway for the Women's Cornerstone Retreat Weekend, ‪Friday, 9/27‬ and ‪Saturday, 9/28‬. If you have never attended a Cornerstone Retreat, it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know neighbors and fellow ...

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To the Editor: Watching the September 12th Chatham Township Committee meeting, I witnessed a moment which could not have been more embarrassing. The actions of Maureen Kelly, Environmental Commission member, and wife of Deputy Mayor Michael Kelly could not have been more disrespectful, let alone ...

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My husband Kip and I moved to Westfield 25 years ago, eventually buying our current home for its walkability to Town. We’ve had a front row seat to the evolution of our changing downtown, which is at its most pivotal moment today. With the sudden closing of the Rialto Theater, and the near ...

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Dear Editor: Suicide does not discriminate. It is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. It is estimated that 85% of ...

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To the Editor: Thank you for your article on NJ Transit - "Fencing added around Watchung Station". It is also helpful - -albeit painful-- to see the statistics of NJ Transit fatalities and injuries summarized on available reports of fatalities.What is shocking is the fact that NJ Transit is ...

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It’s September, and I think that most parents agree at this point that all of the extra moments of relaxation and downtime this summer are now in the past.  The adjustment period as our children advance a year in school, sometimes moving up to new “bigger” schools all-together, is also over, and ...

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Dear Editor,It takes a team to be successful and that is why I am supporting Melanie Mott and Pete Smith, who are running for Council to be part of Mayor Anesh’s Team.Melanie and Pete are dedicated to ensuring our brightest days are ahead. They will work with Mayor Anesh to expand opportunities ...

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To the Editor:    In 1989, Somerset County voters approved a dedicated Open Space Trust Fund that allowed the Somerset County Park Commission and the Freeholders to initiate an aggressive plan to keep the county green through the acquisition of open space and farmland. A second public referendum ...

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The approved minutes to that Jan. 24, 2017 Town Council meeting offered Westfield a preview of the hypocrisy currently playing in a theatre near you this autumn.  “Shelley Wright Brindle said that there is a perceived lack of transparency in the Task Force and that perception is taken as ...

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Dear Editor: Suicide does not discriminate. It is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. It is estimated that 85% of ...

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Candidate for Mayor Rob Catalanello recently posted a press release on his Catalanello for Mayor Facebook page regarding Madison's electric supply. In this release, Catalanello points out that one of the sources of Madison's electric supply is nuclear energy. This is true, but, the town is ...

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